Boss Up, With Us

Blog Post #14: Who’s Black?

Have you seen me? I’ll never be white passing (unless I go MJ on ’em). To the Black writers who came before me, thank you for sharing your stories. This Black History Month, I’ve watched more films and documentaries than usual and they’ve helped to shape my life’s purpose. In addition to reading my peer’s…

Blog Post #13: More Love, Less Demons

Everyone is saying they are on ‘demon time’ and it’s difficult to determine who started this trend. I googled it and so many songs came up, it was overwhelming. I associate ‘demon time’ as a type of evil, selfish act. I hear it and think ‘uh oh’ and ‘bad vibes’ so I’m curious to know,…

Blog Post #12: How to Get Booked For Shows as a Rapper

Depending on where you live, each zip code offers its own set of performance opportunities. While there are some similarities, pay attention to the details of each venue and platform to know if you’re the right fit for the gig. Rappers looking to perform at DC’s Broccoli City Music Festival should note that the estimated…

Blog Post #11: What a Year for Us

Hip hop has an interesting way of giving people a voice. Music is a big part of my identity and it has shaped my life, good and bad. This year felt very divided, but music continued to align me with my tribe. Whether it was (virtually) on #Clubhouse, freestyling with Cassidy (one of my favorite…

Blog Post #10: Beats and Bars

Lately, I’ve been into beat making and eating kettle corn popcorn. If you’re a producer who wants to make a beat with me, let me know! Being a recording artist, I mainly focus on life behind the mic but I’ve been practicing my piano skills as well. It’s fun and relaxing (at times) and I’d…

Blog Post #8: How to Grow Your Career (30 Tips For Artists)

Successful people know the importance of consistency and execution. Consistency equals: What do you do often? And execution equals: How well do you do (it)? As a music artist, every person and experience matters. To be the best, it helps to be self-aware. Here are 30 tips that will help you climb to the top…

Blog Post #7: Ride or Die

There have been times when I felt unsafe in the passenger seat of an Uber/Lyft ride. When your driver is overly talking to you, what ways do you stop them from speaking? Recently, a family member of mine told me that sometimes they accompany their friend in an Uber/Lyft ride to their destination. When I…

Blog Post #6: Da Grass Sees

The grass grows while you’re scared, tired, or confident. Time waits for nobody, but that doesn’t mean rush. As you decide whether or not to run through the tall grass, it’s only gong to get taller and by going for it you will open your life to amazing possibilities and opportunities. The grass can symbolize…

Blog Post #5: Ownership

Instagram and Facebook are overly saturated platforms. Filled with algorithms, trolls, and advertisements that have taken over our feeds, these apps are forever changing and it’s important to keep up with what’s new. In addition to in app updates, human behavior is constantly evolving and ‘taking a social media cleanse’ has been a recent trend.…

Blog Post #4: Fear vs Focus

I describe myself as a ‘challenge accepted’ type of person. I typically don’t shy away from problem solving because the infinite amount of problems in this world created me. In my opinion, to problem solve means to prepare for accountability. And from that perspective, I can see why people typically prefer to be passive, submissive,…

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